Hello to you on this beautiful day! I know this photo doesn't look like it belongs on my blog, but if you read on you'll find there's a good reason for that.
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My grandboy is a 'Cars' fan. Maybe more than your average fan. He has the entire film memorized! We're planning a family Disney trip, so I crafted him a Cars themed album to use as an autograph book.
The album is created using Tim Holtz Grunge Board for the exterior. The pieces of the cover are joined with Tyvek envelope scraps. Tyvek envelopes NEVER tear, no matter how hard you try. You literally must cut them with a sharp scissors to get them open, so they work perfectly for my project. The three ring binder is also a Tim Holtz item that is attached to the spine with brads. Once assembled the entire album is coated in a base of black gesso. The spine has an additional, more flexible overlay of Grunge Paper. It's embossed then painted in Fire Brick Red Distress Ink.
The outer and inner boards are covered in hand stitched, embellished pages. The inside of the front cover features a handstitched pocket containing a collection of Route 66 vintage postcards.
A few embellishments are purchased, but most are handcrafted from found items and images. The miniature postcards are printed from actual vintage postcards that I collected and scanned.
The inner pages are left blank for signatures from Mickey and the entire Disney gang, and of course, a page for a photo of my grand munchkin with the one and only Lightening McQueen!
Mater is fussy cut from a found image. He is several layers deep. Each layer is popped up with foam tape for a dimensional appearance. All of the images and embellishments are covered in Multi Medium Matte or Gloss to lend protection and durability.
The back cover features the entire population of Radiator Springs! You may have noticed there is no bow anywhere on this album! It was difficult, but I did it!
Thanks so much for visiting with me! Now it's your turn to look inside yourself and create something completely out of your usual style. I can't wait to see what you come up with!